Latino Men Are Always The Most Critical Of Me

Latino Men Are Always The Most Critical Of Me

Mary Mata November 18, 2011

The people that get most upset about what I write are almost always Latino men. I’m not stereotyping or exaggerating — this is simply a fact. Nearly all of the […]

Who Are Those Sexy Halloween Costumes Really For?

Mary Mata October 27, 2011

I have been annoyed by sexy Halloween costumes for a long time now. I don’t mean to disparage tastefully sexy and feminine clothing. I don’t think there is anything wrong […]

News Taco To Go: Amnesty, Abuelitas, DREAMers Y La Frontera

Mary Mata August 19, 2011

Obama Admin Reverses Deportations, Opens Door For Amnesty When Women Hate Women: An Abuelita Story Obama Admin Says Dreamers Can Stay Case Of Border Patrolman Killing Mexican Boy Dismissed

How Do We Define Machismo?

Mary Mata August 3, 2011

Machismo, in my life, reminds me of songs like José Alfredo Jiménez’s “Mi Palabra es la Ley.” That paves the way to manliness. Boys will be boys, you know. So […]

Thoughts Of Machismo On Father’s Day

Mary Mata June 17, 2011

I love my father more than I could ever put into words. And, now that I think about it, my father and his male relatives have been the people who […]

Confessions Of A “Mister Mom”

Mary Mata June 14, 2011

Los Angles, California — I get up at 7 a.m. and make coffee. By 7:30 a.m., my wife is looking for her keys to jet. By 8 a.m., my 10 […]

Making Macho Latino Action Heroes

Mary Mata

By Santiago Forero Austin, Texas — As an artist, I work with familiar media images to show how society molds beliefs about itself, particularly how these images encourage superficial judgments about […]